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    Welcome @Dotty27. The cost of IVF can be horrendous and not all clinics or fertility specialists are created equal. We did 3 cycles with our first FS and that was a total waste of money, so with hindsight we'd have been better going straight to our second FS, but we didn't know about him at the time. They were both with the same clinic, so same cost per cycle. With the cheaper clinics, some just wouldn't offer the services you need, so I'd think that would be a waste for you (I think we had similar issues).

    Costs seem to vary state to state, so it will depend where you are. We're in Queensland and it seems to be cheaper than Melbourne at least. Drugs are generally covered by PBS, so they should be the same cost. It will also depend if you need ICSI and possible PICSI/HA-ICSI as the extras can add up and the cost of any extras can vary between clinics, with some things being cheaper at one and vice versa.

    With Medicare the first cycle per calendar year is also more expensive until you reach the safety net. So a cycle would cost us $7860 and with the full safety net we got back $5341.90, plus we had ICSI for $800 and we got back $526.10 and PICSI $200 ? I think (no refund) and Embryoscope $495 (no refund). For the first cycle in a calendar year it was about $500-800 more as we got less back from Medicare.

    Good luck with your decision making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LillyM View Post
    Sorry, I'm intrigued... Does wazza recommend the icing thingie only for male factor or for every guys regardless?

    And since sperm is renewing every 10 weeks, I'm assuming that the min of time they shld be doing it?
    @LillyM he recommends it for everyone. We did 5 cycles with Wazza in 6 months and found that we got much better results on the last cycle, so we'd both been on supplements and DH had been icing for 6 months. Some of the supplements take 4-6 months to really take effect (Co-Q10 and DHEA I think). DH continued to ice through until heartbeat was detected and wore boxers until we reached the end of the first trimester. We also used PICSI for the last 4 cycles and that improved fert rate and number/quality of day 5 embryos significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie74 View Post
    Well we haven't met Wazza yet.. Our appt is next week.. But my understanding from other ladies in here is that he recommends ALL men do this who are TTC thru him. I'm guessing it's bcos lowering the temp for 30mins every night has an effect for the next 24hrs.. And he's trying to make sure all the men's get optimal sperm even if they don't have issues??

    I think he recommends everything for 3mths, like with his supps as well? One of the other girls might know
    @Charlie74 thanks for the info!
    Our appt with Charlotte is in 3 months so we're starting everything now

    Eager to see how you gonna go with Wazza! Excitiiiing! How long have you been waiting? X

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeousgeorge View Post
    I just told dh about icing his balls. He said, "Im glad we didnt go to wazza. Id rather fly half way around the world to jerk off in a foreign country after a 25 hour flight."

    Who could disagree with that!

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    Welcome @Spazzyp and @Dotty27 - sorry you have to be here on this thread, but it's a fantastic group of ladies and you'll get lots of support here

    I am on a cancellation list for Wazza, so who knows, I might bump into @Charlie74 & @Tahli next week as I can come up at short notice, otherwise I'm back in his office on 27th Sept to discuss my next step.

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    @Dotty27 - I was with Monash in Brisbane. Happy to answer any questions you may have.

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    Interested to know from those of you that have been through a few rounds... Knowing what you know now, what is one piece of advice you would give to someone starting out?

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    My honest advice...go straight to Wazza and skip Monash unless you get decent embryo numbers.

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    Congrats @tuxcat and @Charlie74! We're only two days apart!!

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